Christian McBride's New Jawn

Christian McBride's New Jawn is a studio album by American jazz bassist Christian McBride recorded together with saxophonist Marcus Strickland, trumpeter Josh Evans, and drummer Nasheet Waits. The album was released on October 26, 2018 via Mack Avenue label.[1][2] Eight of the 9 songs included in the album are originals written by bandmembers; one composition is written by Wayne Shorter.[3]

Christian McBride's New Jawn
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)
RecordedMay 25–27, 2017
StudioJazz St. Louis MO
Sear Sound, NYC
LabelMack Avenue MAC1133
ProducerChristian McBride
Christian McBride chronology
Bringin' It
Christian McBride's New Jawn
The Movement Revisited


Professional ratings
Review scores
All About Jazz     [4]
AllMusic     [5]
The Buffalo News    [6]
DownBeat     [7]
Jazz Journal     [8]
The Times     [10]
Tom HullB+[11]

Maureen Malloy of WRTI stated "For those who don’t know, 'jawn' is Philly slang for a person, place or thing... The sound is unique due to the absence of a pianist, which makes it even more like Philly – gritty and daring, and maybe a bit brash".[12] Hillary Brown of DownBeat commented "No doubt, the Philly flavor is present—tight instrumentation, fast-and-loose percussive subtlety and soul for days... A proper captain, McBride always brings the swing full-circle..."[13] A reviewer of Bass Player added "Call something a "jawn" in Philly, and everyone will know that whatever you're talking about has a certain hip cachet, a heavy dose of soul, and a generous helping of what in the City of Brotherly Love is known as "atty-tood." Christian McBride's New Jawn has all of that and more!"[14] JazzTimes's Dan Bilawsky commented "What starts out looking like a complete departure of form for this bassist of note turns out to be something else entirely: the continuation of one man’s grand creative journey and a ready acknowledgement of possibility in motion."[15]

Track listingEdit

1."Walkin' Funny"McBride2:49
2."Ke-Kelli Sketch"Waits9:54
3."Ballad of Ernie Washington"Evans5:34
4."The Middle Man"Strickland5:00
5."Pier One Import"Evans7:44
7."Seek the Source"Strickland7:21
8."John Day"McBride5:19
9."Sightseeing"Wayne Shorter8:30
Total length:57:38


  • Christian McBride – bass, producer
  • Josh Evans – trumpet
  • Marcus Strickland – tenor sax, bass clarinet
  • Nasheet Waits – drums
  • Todd Whitelock – associate producer

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
US Jazz Albums (Billboard)[16] 13


  1. ^ "Christian McBride's New Jawn". The New Yorker. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  2. ^ "New Jawn". Mack Avenue Records. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  3. ^ Beeson, Abe (20 September 2018). "Christian McBride And His New Jawn". KNKX. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  4. ^ Mosey, Chris (28 October 2018). "Christian McBride: Christian McBride's New Jawn". All About Jazz. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  5. ^ Collar, Matt. "Christian McBride's New Jawn". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  6. ^ Jeff, Simon (19 December 2018). "Jeff Simon: Some books, records for last-minute gifts". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  7. ^ Brown, Hilary (November 2018). "DownBeat Reviews". DownBeat. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  8. ^ Lomax, Ian (9 March 2019). "Christian McBride's New Jawn | Jazz Journal". Jazz Journal. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  9. ^ Layman, Will (19 November 2018). "'New Jawn' Shows That Christian McBride's Sincerity and Soulfulness Can Come in Some New Flavors". PopMatters. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  10. ^ Pearson, Chris (9 November 2018). "Marcus Strickland Twi-Life: People of the Sun / Christian McBride: Christian McBride's New Jawn". The Times. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Tom Hull: Grade List: Christian McBride". Tom Hull. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  12. ^ Malloy, Maureen (6 November 2018). "Jazz Album of the Week: Christian McBride's New Jawn". WRTI. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  13. ^ Brown, Hilary (November 2018). "Christian McBride's New Jawn". DownBeat. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Christian McBride Releases Album 'New Jawn'". Bass Player. 1 November 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  15. ^ Bilawsky, Dan (30 November 2018). "Christian McBride: Christian McBride's New Jawn (Mack Avenue/Brother Mister)". JazzTimes. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  16. ^ "CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE: CHART HISTORY". Billboard. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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